Way Elementary School

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.
In This We Believe at Way Elementary
  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

A Window Into Way

Making Our Thinking Visible

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way  will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!

Building a Bridge Between Home and School

Way News

Dear Way Families,

We had a wonderful Fourth-Grade Farewell this morning. Our student performance was a joy to behold. As the school year nears completion, I wish to thank you for partnering so effectively with us. I feel very fortunate to be part of the Way Community.

Tomorrow is a half day of school with dismissal at 12:20. In the morning is our Field Day. Please feel free to stop by, help out, and root teams on during the Tug-O-War.

Report cards will be available for online viewing on June 18, 2019 at 9AM. You must be able to login to My Bloomfield to access. For those returning, emails with back-to-school information will be sent mid August. It's important that all students read this summer, but try to make the reading experiences enjoyable.

All the best, and we will see you in the fall.

Adam Scher


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Way Art Fair

Way Elementary art show allowed students to talk about their passions and creative process.  Students take ownership of their work and tell the story of their own learning through the planning, experimenting, reflecting, and revising.  They learn the skills and techniques of art, along with art history and apply what they learn to the different forms of art in each studio.  The choice-based learning empowers students to make choices regarding the creative process. The process is where the learning occurs.  Ultimately, the students find inspiration from the heart!

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The BHMS PTO is doing a pilot pre-order school supply program for incoming 5th graders only. This is an optional program, and will contain the same generic supply list that will be posted for 5th grade on the BHMS website this summer. It is simply a quick and easy way to purchase suggested school supplies without going to the store. For those who order through this program, the supply boxes will be available on the day of 5th Grade Orientation, which is on August 23. (Details will follow). The deadline to order supplies through this program is June 30. Just click on this link and provide your information. Please refer questions about this program to Ban Kizy

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2019-2020 Online Registration

The Online Back to School Registration process will open in early July for the 2019-2020 school year. If your child plans to attend school (Kindergarten - 12th grade) in Bloomfield Hills Schools for the 2019-2020 school year, you are required to register annually. We will provide further instructions as the date approaches.

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An Important Note from Dr. Glass

It is with many mixed feelings that I share with you that I will be moving to New York at the end of this school year.  My wife recently accepted the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan.  After making the difficult decision to relocate to New York, I was offered the position of Superintendent with Eastchester Union Free School District...

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Dear Way Families,                                 

I want to let you know that we recently were awarded a Bloomfield Hills Foundation Grant for the Way Art Studio! This grant will be used to help your child continue to create and help guide you when assisting your child's creative process. I have created several art take-home studios for your child to check just like they would a library book. If interested, please sign the permission slip that can be found in your child's backpack, or click the link below.


Thank you!

Mallory Molnar, Way Art Teacher

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Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


Main: 248.341.7800
*Attendance: 248.341.7810
*(Includes early dismissals, late arrivals, absences and vacations)

Adam Scher, Principal

Cindy Antonis, Secretary

Jenny Rossi
Visible Thinking Coordinator

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Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bus Hotline:248.341.6296 @BHSBuses